My1sttoday: New York judge’s son arrested over role in Capitol riot. The son of a county judge in New York was arrested Tuesday morning over his involvement in last week’s Capitol riot that left five people dead. Aaron Mostofsky, the son of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, faces four federal charges after a video and photos showed him inside the Capitol building during Wednesday’s mob attack, The New York Times reported.
“We were cheated. I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump – I think it was close to 85 million. I think certain states that have been red for a long time turned blue and were stolen, like New York,” Aaron Mostofsky told the New York Post during the Capitol raid.
The video shows him wearing a bulletproof vest and holding a protective shield that belonged to Capitol Police.
The federal charges against Aaron Mostofsky include disorderly conduct, theft of government property and illegal entry into a restricted area.
An affidavit from a Capitol Police officer was filed in court describing Aaron Mostofsky’s actions inside the building.
Aaron Mostofsky said he was at the Capitol to protest the “stolen election,” a baseless claim that was repeatedly amplified by President Trump, even after states certified their election results showing President-elect Joe Biden won the Electoral College vote.
Many of the pro-Trump rioters at the Capitol last week said they were there because of the president and his call for “patriots” to fight the election results.
Aaron Mostofsky’s brother, Nachman Mostofsky, told Gothamist that his brother “did nothing illegal” and claims that he was “pushed inside” the Capitol building.
The New York Times reported that Aaron Mostofsky was arrested inside his brother’s home in Brooklyn.
FBI is still carrying more arrest as more investigation is ongoing.